(Pro 14:34 KJV) Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
What is the purpose of the Law? Where did I come up with that question? Well, if you don’t know what the rules are then you don’t know when you are breaking them. Have you ever been pulled over by the police and your excuse is, “I didn’t see the sign”? Usually it doesn’t matter. You may go back and look and there it is. You still got a ticket. Or have you ever tripped over something on a sidewalk that you did not see? It doesn’t matter, you still tripped.
In the same way we cannot expect our nation to be righteous if they don’t know what “righteousness” (6666) looks like. They need to know what is right and wrong. Paul puts it this way,
(Rom 7:7 KJV) What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.Part of our job as Christians is to be walking signposts about right and wrong. Notice I did not say, “Walking, talking.” We often do too much talking and answering questions that no one is asking.
So? Try this on for size. We are all concerned about the way our country is going. Next time you are in public let the joy of the Lord radiate through you and maybe, just maybe, someone will ask you, “What’s wrong with you?” It will give you a chance to tell what is right with you.